Suicide Silence has Internet fans
throwing fits. “The Cleansing,” “No Time To Bleed,” “The
Black Crown,” “You Can’t Stop Me”… After building a
foundation of mind-bendingly aggressive albums they did the
unthinkable, the unexpected. They made the record THEY
wanted to make.
Eddie Hermida and Mark Heylmun fully
acknowledge that Suicide Silence’s new self-titled album is a
departure. It’s time for fans to understand that it was
a departure that the band was ready to make. Suicide
Silence has struggled through many challenges and has always
managed to land on its feet. Their last record and first
with vocalist Eddie Hermida, ”You Can’t Stop Me,” was in many
ways a tribute to former vocalist Mitch Lucker who died in a
traffic accident. It was a great record, an important
record and an appropriate place for the band to pay their
respects by planting their feet firmly and announcing “We are
For this album the band recognized the
opportunity for a reset. So like a band that has just
formed, Suicide Silence went back “into the garage” to
musically rediscover who they were. The result is what
has Internet fans in an uproar. This new self-titled
record is very different from the tried and true sounds of
their first four releases. 70% clean vocals?
Musically less aggressive?
Producer Ross Robinson stirred things
up as well. He actually likes the ambient sound of a
band. Imagine the horror! The result is a record
that is very raw, where the precision was dialed back just a
touch and replaced with an element of feel. Suicide
Silence expected their fans would have an emotional response
to this album. They were right.
I sat down with Eddie and Mark to find
out just what the hell is wrong with them. Watch…
"Dying in a Red Room"
"Hold Me Up, Hold Me
"Don't Be Careful You
Might Hurt Yourself"
February 24th, 2017
Nuclear Blast Records